Where's My Tax Refund?
Source: Department of the Treasury (Internal Revenue Service)
Publication 2043 (12-2012) Catalog Number 60909G
Just use the IRS2Go phone apps or go to IRS website. Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can start checking on the status of your tax return within 24 hours after IRS has received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.
Where's my refund?
To use Where's My Refund? have your tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, filing status and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund.
Where's My Refund? has a new look! The tool includes a tracker that displays a progress bar through 3 stages:
Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. So in a change from previous filing seasons, taxpayers won't get an estimated refund date right away. Updates to refund status are made once a day - usually at night.
Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns.
Don't count on getting your refund by a certain date to make major purchases or pay other financial obligations. Even though the IRS issues most refunds in less than 21 days, it's possible that your tax return may require additional review and take longer.
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Simple steps to file an accurate tax return and get your refund fast.